"I am in my apartment. The washing machine drums for me. I dance. I am not sad like I thought I would be now. Leaving the love of the Gathering does not bring grief --- only awareness of the amethyst women in fluid connection as we remain…"
Touch Drawing Personal Use, SoulCards Personal Use, Facilitating Touch Drawing, Deborah's Art
What brings you to an interest in Touch Drawing or SoulCards?
masters in Psychology, Creative Expression. I facilate/teach process painting, visual journaling, expressive arts, dance, and music. I do art that's contemplative and expressive. My goal in teaching is to allow each person to find a safe space to trust self and take risks in unfamiliar creative territory. As we do that, we connect more deeply with ourselves and the truth we are living and with those around us. The essential intention of this kind of art is that it is a mindfulness practice, full of heart, heat, and healing. I work with seniors and Seniors Making Art, private sessions, and in public sand private chools.
How did you find out about the Touch Drawing Community?
Women of Wisdom Conference in the mid 1990's. Deborah was there with Meinrad Craighead.
Have you facilitated Touch Drawing?
In what setting have you facilitated?
Touch Drawing with a small class ---- Visual Journaling --- on a kitchen table with open doors and bird song, bright green, tender leaves on the tree outside the window, and shining sun.... all three times! Also, with seniors at Hilltop House near Harborview Hospital in Seattle.
Share a special experience with Touch Drawing or SoulCards.
My dad died. The next day I took part in a touch drawing workshop that Deborah was facilitating. I cried, I laughed, i was angry, I was exhausted, and I was calm. One drawing will be used at my dad's memorial service. I am grateful to have been with the group of Touch Drawers that day.
I draw a soul card or two nearly every day. I ask, "What do I need to sustain me today, to be grateful?
Do you facilitate SoulCards with others?
If so, with whom and how?
Friends and workshop participants.
Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
I'll take Touch Drawing to Homer and Anchorage , Alaska when I tothere to teach in July. I'm excited!
I'm Deborah's admin support for Gathering this year. Hope you'll join the 2011 Gathering Group online. I'll look forward to meeting you soon!
Click 2011 Gathering Private Group in the featured groups list at the top of the page. Click “Join” at the top left of the page. You have access to this group because we invited you. Only 2011 Gathering participants—NO ONE ELSE in our Online Community—will see or comment on what you write here.
Introduce yourself in the “Introductions” discussion, or add a discussion topic you care about—a professional interest, Touch Drawing stories, Questions about Gathering etc..
sorry i didn't see your messages to me, as they are written on your page. If you leave a comment on my page, i will get an email notifying me that it is there. Anyway, to access the video of my art about my mother, go to Nancy Watson's page on TD community; she has a video that she has made of my art and words. Let me know if you need more direction, and i would be happy to hear your response.
Regarding REACE (Registered Expressive Arts Consultant Educator) it is a recent registration process through IEATA (International Expressive Arts Therapy Association). If you go to ieata.org and click on "professional standards" and then REACE, you can download the whole application packet. I am the co-chair of the committee, and if you send an email with questions to the link, i will receive it and answer. I am very excited about this registration process and a clearer professional identity for many people who are doing incredible work in this field.
Take good care, Gail. It is great to connect